Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry march

Also known as March Of The Ancient Welsh.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|G2 GG D>E FD|GG F/G/A/B/ c2 dc|
BG GG D>E FD|GG F/G/A/c/ BG G:|
|:B/c/|d2 dB/c/ d2 dA/B/|c2 cA/B/ c2 d/c/B/A/|
BG GG D>E FD|GG F/G/A/c/ BG G:|
2
X: 2
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:E|A>A AA E>F GE|AA G/A/B/c/ dd/d/ de/d/|
cA AA E>F GE|AA G/A/B/d/ cA A:|
|:c/d/|ee ec/d/ ee eB/c/|dd dB/c/ dd e/d/c/B/|
cA AA E>F GE|AA G/A/B/d/ cA A:|
3
X: 3
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:G|c>c cc G>A BG|cc B/c/d/e/ fg/f/ fg/f/|
e>c cc GG/A/ B/A/G|cc B/c/d/f/ ec c:|
|:e/f/|g2 ge/f/ g2 gd/e/|f2 fd/e/ f2 g/f/e/d/|
e>c cc GG/A/ B/A/G|c2 B/c/d/f/ ec c:|
4
X: 4
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3A/B/c/|dd/d/ dd AA/B/ cA|dd c/d/e/f/ g2 a>g|
fd/d/ dd A>B cA|dd c/d/e/g/ fd d:|
|:f/g/|aa/a/ af/g/ aa/a/ ae/f/|gg/g/ ge/f/ gg/g/ a/g/f/e/|
fd/d/ dd AA/B/ cA|dd c/d/e/g/ fd d:|
5
X: 5
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B4 B2B2|F2 (F^G) ^A2F2|B2B2 (^AB)(cd)|e2e2 e2 (f>e)|
d2B2B2B2|F2 F^G^A2F2|B2B2 (^AB)(ce)|d2B2 B4||
d2f2d2f2|d2f2f2 (ed)|c2 e2 c2e2|(c3d) (efec)|B2d2Tc3B|
F2F2 F4|d2 d>d d2 (cd)|e2 e>e e2 (de)|f2 (f>g) (fe)(dc)|B2 (d>c) B4||

Five comments

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This is a march, is it?

Some vowels would be nice by the way 🙂

The voweling Dow is hidden in the consonants:

Welsh vowels:
a ~ e ~ i ~ o ~ u ~ y ~ w

Just to confuse people, the ‘e’ is an ‘a’ in sound - - -
the ‘u’ is an ‘i’ in sound - - -
‘w’ can be a ‘w’ or an ‘oo’ - - -
and the ‘y’ has three options - ‘ee’ and a couple of ways that kind or go ‘uh’…

Things are not always as they seem, don’t yuh know…

"Umm-die-th uhrr hayn gum-rree"

‘th’ like in ‘bath’…and roll those ‘r’s…rrrrrrrrrr…